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Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather FRS was a New England Puritan minister and a prolific author of both books and pamphlets. One of the most important intellectual figures in English-speaking colonial America, Mather is remembered today chiefly for his Magnalia Christi Americana and other works of history, for his scientific contributions to plant hybridization and to the promotion of inoculation as a means of preventing smallpox and other infectious diseases, and for his... Read More

BornFebruary 12, 1663
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
DiedFebruary 13, 1728 (aged 65)
Province of Massachusetts Bay


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